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October 2012

Mental Image

I just read a breaking news headline that said “Government suing Bank of America alleging fraud against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” and this is the image that immediately came to mind.

Arabic Nasheed

If I ever become a boxer I’m going to have them play this song by Raghuda Al Wazzan (رغودة الوزان) with Toyor al Jannah (طويور الجنة) when I walk into the ring. In studying Arabic from home, I’ve started from the ground up which means I started with books and videos on the Arabic alphabet, […]

Malala Yousufzai and Emmit Till

In reading the comments sections of the various news articles regarding the Taliban’s attempted assassination of Malala Yousufzai, a constant theme from commentors has been the accusation that the Islamic world culturally is a thousand years or more behind the West. How quickly we as Americans forget our history, in the case of Pakistan in […]

The Attempted Murder of Malala

Oh Pakistani Taliban, did it ever occur to you when you raised a weapon to fire live rounds at a teen aged girl, that perhaps you are just really shitty at interpreting the Qur’an? Malala Yousufzai did not renounce Islam. She did not burn a Qur’an. She didn’t even draw a picture of the Prophet […]